Beyond Rollins

Opinion: Even as a non-athlete, controversy follows Kaepernick

September 12, 2018

Graphic by Anastasia Rooke Colin Kaepernick: once a starting National Football League (NFL) quarterback, now controversial political activist. On Monday, Nike, one of the largest and most popular athletic apparel brands, released an ad featuring the controversial ex-quarterback and sparked a national debate. As a player, Kaepernick used the NFL as a public platform to […]

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Full Sail student broadcasters join athletics

September 5, 2018

The Rollins College Athletics Department has started using broadcasting students from Full Sail University’s Dan Patrick School of Broadcasting to cover Rollins sports events. “This opportunity came up to raise our profile to the next level… their equipment, manpower and other resources are something we couldn’t dream of matching,” said Nate Weyant, assistant athletic director […]

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Remembering José Fernández

October 6, 2016

In the early morning of September 25, 2016, the world of sports lost an iconic figure. José Fernández, at just 24 years old, fell victim to a tragic boating accident off the coast of Miami Beach, Florida where he and two friends crashed into an unseen jetty. The Miami Marlins pitcher was an inspiration to […]

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Standing up for sitting down

September 15, 2016

America the Beautiful, built on freedom, held together by football and beer. But when 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick used this freedom to express his opinion on a very relevant, known issue across our nation, America started doing what they do best at football games, they started yelling. In America, we have the freedom to speak […]

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World Cup Arouses Riots in Brazil

April 24, 2014

As the World Cup approaches and excites the world, Brazilians are protesting against the soccer event, demonstrating that there’s bigger issues that plague the country. Tropical beaches, beautiful women, and lots of partying are the first pictures in people’s mind when they think about Brazil. The last images I have of my country, however, are […]

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2014 Winter Olympics Wrap-Up in Sochi

February 23, 2014

After two weeks of excitement, the 2014 Winter Olympics finally came to a close on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. The second and final week of the games revealed the athletic might of each country, shown through the many hard-fought competitions, wins, and disappointments. Although many people have argued that Sochi was one of the “worst Olympics” to date, the […]

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Clash of Nations Proceeds in Sochi

February 20, 2014

The Netherlands and the United States lead the Olympic games with 20 medals, six gold each. Russia follows in a close third with 19 medals. The first week of the Sochi Winter Olympics has come to a close, and the first half was certainly no disappointment. Although the Olympics are over halfway done, there are […]

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Winter Olympics Update

February 11, 2014

The Winter Olympics finally kicked off at the Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi on Friday, February 7. The event was visually appealing, historical, and seemed to attempt to veer away from politics (for the most part). Russia’s most popular pop duo, t.a.T.u. returned to close the opening ceremony preshow, a suitable “blast from the past” […]

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Amping up Security for Winter Olympics

February 6, 2014

Terrorist attack threats against the Winter Olympic Games may cause the USA’s Hockey team to stay at home. Not everyone is excited about the Olympics. It seems that tension, not enthusiasm, is mounting as the days pass and it gets closer to the start of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Although there have been […]

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Seahawks First Win Makes History

February 6, 2014

The team’s big win made for an even bigger loss for the Broncos, who now have a total of five Super Bowl defeats. Playing in this year’s Super Bowl were the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos.  The match was supposedly relatively even, considering that the Denver Broncos had the NFL’s best offense this year, […]

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